3 healthy food places in Kuala Lumpur
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The Raw Power House
This honest operation leaves blandness at the door as both their food and set-up can attest. The handcrafted wood tables are part of owner Ryoko’s own collection, lending the place a made-withlove, slightly disoriented look that we love.
The “fancy” toasts are a celebration of organic cashew spreads in zany combinations, including caramelised beetroot and mushroom truffle. You can also pick up packaged items stamped with the Raw Power House approval like dehydrated fruit chips, (matcha!) granola and teriyaki sauce. Jalan 27/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, KL. 012 679 0316.
Raisin' The Roof
This café has had time to iron out its teething problems, and these days, it seems to be the model of meatfree noshing in Bukit Damansara. Rice bowls? Yup. Try the one with avocado, edamame, toasted seaweed, and pomegranate jewels sprinkled with black sesame.
The best part is equal opportunity for desserts, most of which are raw, vegan, and gluten free. Sample the orange chocolate raw cheesecake, purple pecan pie or vegan Snickers bars, and pick up a bottle of nut milk on your way out. Plaza Damansara, Bukit Damansara, KL.
Shoya Sushi Bar @ Isetan The Japan Store
A good way to distract yourself Isetan the Japan Store’s plethora of expensive eye candy is The Market section of the store where various kiosks promise delicious Japanese things. Shoya Sushi Bar is a particularly busy one where chirashi bowls and immaculately sliced sashimi are presented in shocks of orange, pink, and yellow. On payday, treat yourself to the salmon sashimi don, thick slices of tangerine-hued fish fanned across rice, adorned with a whisper of a shiso leaf. Lower ground floor, Isetan The Japan Store, Lot 10 Shopping Centre, 50 Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL.
If you've exhausted your alcohol quota over the holiday season, try these three classic mocktails instead.
Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri
Fresh lime juice
Sugar to taste
1. Blitz all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
2. Pour into a chilled glass and garnish with extra strawberries if desired.
1 lime, sliced
A handful of mint leaves
Simple syrup to taste
1. Put the lime, mint, Sprite, soda and syrup into a glass and crush with a muddler for about a minute to release oils.
2. Mix in crushed ice and garnish with mint.
Virgin Peach Bellini
30ml peach nectar or puree, chilled
120ml sparkling lemonade
lemon sherbet (optional)
1. combine peach nectar or puree with half of the lemonade and pour into a champagne flute.
2. Top with remaining lemonade, and top with a scoop of lemon sherbet if desired.